How I wrote 'Graffiti' by Maximo Park

How I wrote ‘Graffiti’ by Maxïmo Park’s Duncan Lloyd

May 2, 2019 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2017

The guitarist recalls creating a song that helped his Newcastle-based band reboot the UK indie-rock scene in the post-Britpop years…

Paul Smith's Songwriting Survival Kit

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 23, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The singer from British indie rock group Maxïmo Park talks us through the items that he can’t possibly live without…

Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018 out now

October 7, 2018 in Features, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

Our latest edition features Macy Gray, Yoko Ono, Gabrielle, Boz Scaggs, Courtney Marie Andrews, Lamont Dozier, The Darkness and more…

Duncan Lloyd

Interview: Maxïmo Park’s Duncan Lloyd

July 11, 2017 in Features, Interviews

The alt-rock band’s founder, guitarist and songwriter talks of his continuing solo projects and occasional detours into the avant-garde As…


The Week In Review (06-12 March)

March 12, 2017 in News

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…

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Maxïmo Park to play homecoming gig

April 13, 2016 in News

British alt-rock quintet have confirmed that they will play their biggest ever show this coming July at Newcastle’s Times Square…

Field Music's Peter Brewis

Interview: Field Music’s Peter Brewis

February 25, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We caught up with a Sunderland-based songwriter who, along with his brother, has been the driving force behind Field Music…

Field Music 'Commontime' album cover

‘Commontime’ by Field Music (Album)

February 8, 2016 in Music

A wonderfully rhythmic sixth long-player by brothers Peter and David Brewis adds jerky funk to their usual art pop palette…

Interview: Paul Smith

August 10, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Ahead of the release of his latest album, Maximo Park’s singer talks about his new songs and career to date…

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Maxïmo Park announce anniversary tour

May 11, 2015 in News

Newcastle rock band Maxïmo Park have announced a tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘A Certain Trigger’…